We facilitate international trade and investment through standards and conformance, mutual recognition and free trade agreements, and anti-dumping measures.

Facilitating trade

We grow Australia's industries through trade by:

  • standards and conformance infrastructure based on trade measurement, standards and accrediting bodies
  • free trade and mutual recognition agreements
  • regulating trade measurement.

Negotiating and implementing free trade agreements

We negotiate and implement free trade agreements (FTAs) and work with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to to develop, negotiate and implement Australia’s trade policy agenda.

Australia's standards and conformance infrastructure

Australia’s standards and conformance infrastructure provides businesses and consumers with confidence in the goods and services they are developing or using.

Reducing barriers to trade

We facilitate trade through a robust standards and conformance infrastructure and mutual recognition agreements.

Trade measurement

Trade measurement laws apply to all retail and wholesale transactions where measurement determines price.

Anti-dumping and countervailing system

We investigate claims that dumped and subsidised imports have injured Australian industry.

Anti-Dumping Commission

The Anti-Dumping Commission helps Australian industry by managing Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system.

Anti-Dumping Review Panel

The Anti-Dumping Review Panel reviews, upon application, certain decisions made by the minister or by the commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission.

Building supply chain resilience

Exporting resources

Applying to export rough diamonds

If you intend to export rough diamonds from Australia, you must meet the requirements of the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS).

Applying to export uranium and controlled ores

How to apply for permission to export uranium oxide concentrate or uranium ore concentrate, controlled ores, and other nuclear materials.

Latest news

Budget 2024-25

Announcing the 2024–25 May Budget

The 2024–25 Budget includes measures to secure Australian industry, science and resources. Read an overview of our portfolio’s commitments.
Carolyn Patteson (second from left) with Australian High Commissioner to the UK, Stephen Smith (centre left), Dr Gaynor Jeffery OBE (UK Co-Chair, centre right) and delegates at the inaugural Australia-UK Strategic Innovation Dialogue

Australia and UK welcome the inaugural Strategic Innovation Dialogue

Joint statement signals priorities for trade and innovation in renewable energy, manufacturing, science and research.
Conceptual image of blue computer chip.
National Reconstruction Fund

Launching the National Reconstruction Fund website

Visit for updates from the NRF Corporation.